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Auntie has a dicky ticker

To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous grammar
Or to take arms against a sea of illiterates...


Here's evidence that The Beeb uses your licence fee to pay infant-school kids to input data - this sample of their output is from today's BBC News:

That was at 14:42. They must have been kept back after school to do it again - by 16:36 they'd posted a different yet still flawed version:

Boxer Rebellion

Posted by on December 9th 2017 in Lost in translation

I can just imagine the kicking and screaming of the chefs as they are shoe-horned into the containers at the start of their shift:


They'll escape soon enough though - the sodding lids never stay on for long.

A sign of the times

Posted by on October 30th 2017 in LMAO!, Lost in translation

Looks like I've fallen behind again. There's plenty to post about, but not always plenty of time to post.

I'll start at the stagnant end of the gene-pool and work my way across to cleaner waters.

Here's your starter for ten:




It's heartening to see that someone else tried to apply a suitable spelling correction.


Posted by on December 19th 2016 in LMAO!, Lost in translation
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Nice chocs, rubbish ad:



Posted by on December 14th 2016 in LMAO!, Lost in translation
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Sometimes I despair:


All who tell people that good SPAG isn't important should hang their heads in shame...

before being crucified, shot, buried, dug up and then shot again just to be sure.

And no, I'm not BillC45, innit.

Buying milk

Posted by on November 28th 2016 in Lost in translation

Her: "Do you want a bag at all?"

Me: "Yes, I'll have a bag at all, please."

Her: "What?"

Me: "I'll have a bag at all, please."

Her: "... er... um... what's one of them?"

Me: "Forget it, I won't have a bag at all after all."

Her: "... um... OK.... Will there be anything else?"

Me: "That's an interesting question... philosophical... who knows what the future will bring? Let's start with the change."

Not for me, thanks

Posted by on March 16th 2012 in Just for fun, Lost in translation

I suppose it's a matter of taste, but I'll be reviewing my policy on foreign foods...


Thanks to Geoff for the pic.

How does this work, then?

Posted by on March 29th 2011 in Lost in translation, Rambling on...

Teachers of Physics teach physics...

teachers of Music teach music...

teachers of French teach French.

I've been trying to apply the same logic to the following ad, but it just doesn't seem right:

Say what?

Posted by on May 21st 2009 in Just for fun, Lost in translation

Sometimes things just don't make sense...

Somebody failed their GCSE Maths

You might well be able to squash them in, but I doubt that you'd manage to get the lids on.

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